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Jacob Thomas Gresham

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Created on 2014-07-22 11:27:30 (#2293241), last updated 2014-07-23 (157 weeks ago)

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Name:Jacob Thomas Gresham
Birthdate:Nov 1
Location:New York City, New York, United States of America
Website:@ dreamlikenewyork

Jacob Thomas Gresham is the second-born Gresham sibling in a family of six redheaded children, earning them the nickname of Weasleys 2.0. Jacob, mostly known as Jake, was the sporty, semi-promiscuous one of the bunch, a bit of a contrast to his brother a year younger than him, Charlie, now a school teacher. Jake and Charlie are the only boys, and their three sisters are the eldest child, Julie, and after Charlie came three younger sisters, Maggie, April, and the baby of the family, Rose. In high school, Jake was every bit the jock. He was the Quarterback for the high school football team, and also played basketball. Growing up in Florida, he had a love of surfing, but he was determined to get a college football scholarship and go on to play professionally... which he was pegged as a favourite for at the time, with the fond nickname from not just his teammates but opposition players of the "Ginger Ninja" due to his precision on the field.

It wasn't meant to be, however. In one the semi-final game of his high school senior year, Jake - unfortunately - suffered a cliché life-changing tackle on the field. It wasn't his fault, it was a blindspot of an opposing team mate. He narrowly avoided breaking his neck and instead suffered extensive ligament damage in his back along with a crushed knee. It was rapidly obvious he had lost his chance at playing professional football and in the long months of physio following his accident that resulted in knee reconstruction surgery, he had to re-think his life's goals. He recovered well, but still suffers some knee and back pain in the cold weather, and requires ongoing physio to keep things working.

He doesn't really know what made him decide to go to college to do Veterinary Science beyond a love of animals. That was enough for him, though, a bit of a free spirit who figured his life wasn't over with his accident, just roadblocked for awhile. He ended up with a Masters in Veterinary Science and just by sheer luck, scored a job working as a Vet at Toronga Zoo on Sydney Harbour in Australia. He adored his family and they were always close, but this was an opportunity he couldn't surpass. He spent three years living and working in Sydney, but homesickness set in once his siblings began to grow up and forge a life of their own... all in New York. He was feeling like he was missing out on all their special moments, so he decided his time in Sydney had come to an end.

It resulted in a broken engagement for him. Jake has been out as bi since his mid-teens when he had a girlfriend followed by a boyfriend in a short space of time. He met his Sydney born and bred fiancée, Alice, the first month he arrived in Sydney. They had a fun relationship, with her working as a receptionist at the zoo. But even though he asked her to come back to New York with him, she didn't want to ever leave Sydney... and Jake knew he didn't want to be there forever. They broke the short six-month engagement, but stayed friends and she promised to visit him in New York when she could. Now Jake is heading back to New York, to a job in a regular veterinary hospital, but he is not only looking forward to that change in pace, but also finally being close to his brothers and sisters again... all of whom he has missed like crazy.

Jacob is an Original Character
for musebox/psls dreamlikenewyork




Jacob is an original muse character with no fandom affiliation.
For RP and muse purposes only. PB is Jon Foster.

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